Cousins Tim Kessler and Max Filter opened Dual Citizen Brewing Co. Jan. 27. Photo by Kristal Leebrick

Cousins Tim Kessler and Max Filter opened the taproom at Dual Citizen Brewing Co. (DCBC) Jan. 27, just in time to offer Super Bowl celebrants and local beer lovers a new spot to gather.

Housed in the former Loomis Armored Car garage at 725 Raymond Ave., DCBC offers 16 taps; an assortment of non-alcoholic beverages, including root beer, Kombucha and cold press coffee; and beef jerky and other snack items from Welcome Meats, a small butcher shop in Welcome, Minn. Naughty Greek, just around the corner on University Avenue, is offering table service. Customers can use their cell phones to order food from the Naughty Greek’s website, and the food will be delivered tableside in the taproom.

The brewery will also have food trucks visiting the site.

Kessler and Filter both grew up in St. Paul. They began working on plans to open a brewery a decade ago. Both attended Siebel Institute in Chicago and Doemens Academy in Munich, Germany. Filter spent time in Colorado getting his brewing chops. He was head brewer at Renegade Brewing Co. in Denver.

Hours at DCBC are Tuesday- Thursday, 3-10 p.m.; Friday, 3 p.m.-midnight; Saturday, noonmidnight; and Sunday, noon- 8 p.m. Find out more at

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